HERMITAGE-McArthur “Jim” J. Berry, 75, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday November 15th, 2020 in the Emergency Room of Sharon Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Fredericksburg, VA on February 19th, 1945 to Otis and Annie Berry. Following his graduation from high school he served three years as a Private in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War before his honorable discharge.
On September 20, 1968, Jim married his beloved wife Donna R. (Simpson) Berry. They were married for nearly forty-six years before she preceded him in death on March 29th, 2014.
He had worked as a welder retiring from Mercer Forge in 2010 with over thirty years of service. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing at the Shenango Dam and other area lakes, was a former hunter and skilled at Intarsia woodworking. He was a wonderful husband, dad, and all-around family man to his family and also his beloved cats.
Jim is survived by his sister Ann K. Jordan of Fredericksburg, VA, his sisters-in-law Shirley Mook of Jamestown, PA and Pat Patterson of Mercer, PA, and several nieces and nephews in both in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna, daughter Traci Berry on March 24th, 2014, and sister Jane Patton.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00PM on Thursday evening at the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home 555 East State St. in Sharon.
Donations in his memory may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter 94 Donation Road Greenville, PA 16125 or to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund 3871 East State Street Hermitage, PA 16148.
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